With over 10 years of dedicated service in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Sarah stands out as a clinician deeply committed to delivering high-quality, trauma-informed, and collaborative ABA services. Her journey in ABA began in 2013 at the University of North Texas’s Autism Center, where she worked with pediatric clients while earning her Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Sarah’s diverse experience spans across various age groups, from pediatric to geriatric clients. She has adeptly addressed severe behavioral challenges and co-occurring diagnoses, focusing on enhancing independence and fostering meaningful relationships. During her senior year at university, Sarah expanded her expertise to include adolescents and older individuals diagnosed with Autism, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, and Severe Mental Illness. This transition marked her involvement in a state-funded grant program, providing ABA Crisis Intervention in multiple settings such as community centers, day rehabilitation, group homes, and in/outpatient facilities.
In her role as a Research Technician, Sarah was instrumental in implementing and analyzing the Practical Functional Assessment (formerly known as IISCA; Interview Informed Synthesized Contingency Analysis) and Skill-Based Treatment. Her academic journey culminated in obtaining a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Educational Psychology from Western Connecticut State University in 2018.
Sarah’s personal life took a joyous turn when she married her husband in 2019. Supporting his military career, she moved across the United States and beyond, continuing to offer invaluable ABA services. In Missouri, she provided home health ABA services to military families (2018-2019) before relocating to Alaska. Within a year of her move, she earned her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification. As a BCBA, Sarah has contributed significantly to home health in the military community and resumed grant work, offering crisis consulting and traveling across Alaska to assist adults on waivers in underserved areas.
In the fall of 2023, Sarah embarked on a new chapter in Germany, joining the Knospe-Lerncenter team. Her enthusiasm to learn from the local communities and apply her extensive skills underscores her commitment to supporting others in their quest for health and independence. Sarah’s journey is a testament to her unwavering dedication to the ABA field and the individuals she serves.
Her experience encompasses working with a diverse age group, from 18-month-olds to the geriatric population. Through her diverse engagements, Sarah empowers these individuals with vital communication, social, and professional skills, all while emphasizing their autonomy. As a military spouse, she brings a personal touch to her work, especially with fellow military families, ensuring therapy is tailored to resonate with their distinctive needs. Moreover, she is a crucial point of contact within the TRICARE network, bridging gaps and fostering harmonious family dynamics.